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Solaris (2002)
Front Cover Actor
George Clooney
Natascha McElhone
Movie Details
Director Steven Soderbergh
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 99 mins
Country USA
Color Color
A curious mix of science fiction and metaphysical love story, Solaris centers around Chris Kelvin (George Clooney), a psychologist sent to investigate why a space station orbiting an alien planet has stopped communications. The planet has the power to delve into human psyches and re-create lost loved ones--in Kelvin's case, his dead wife (Natascha McElhone), whom he then wants to bring back to Earth. Director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Erin Brockovich) fills almost every shot with faces and bodies, as if to emphasize the human soul rather than outer space as the movie's true subject. Unfortunately, the vagueness of the environment--combined with a script that implies more than it shows--serves to dislocate our ability to engage with the characters, rendering Solaris emotionally inert. Jeremy Davies, as a lingering crew member, brings a hint of humor to the otherwise serious-minded proceedings. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 139
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Amazon UK
Product Details
Format DVD
Region 2
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC (Barcode) 024543079835
Release Date 29.07.2003
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1